Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Straight Chatting from the Library: E.M. Bannock

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. E.M. Bannock will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


What is the favorite book you remember as a child? It’s not a book, it’s a story. My father was a great storyteller and he told us about the adventures of two little boys who had a knack for getting in trouble.

What is your favorite book today? My father set the stage for being more of a series person. I love the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon. I’ve read and reread all eight.

Tell us about your current book in 10 words. Sensuous romance, western adventure, raw feelings, danger combine and burst.

What are you reading right now? I like audio books so technically I’m listening. I’m in between books right now. Just finished Camille by Alexandre Dumas fils. I needed a break from the book I’m in the middle of.

What books do you have on hold at the library? The other half of the book I needed a break from, Atlas Shrugged. I vowed to read it years ago and finally started. Problem is, it’s such a depressing story and such a long story that I felt I needed something more upbeat before I finish it. Little did I know that Camille is also a sad and depressing tale.

Do you have any bad book habits? Of course, don’t we all. Once I’m into a book the rest of world is put on hold. I become obsessed.

E-Reader or print? and why? Audio in my fav. But between the two above, I’m still a print. However, I did just buy an iPad so I just might try e-reading.

One book at a time or multiples? One book at a time, please.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much) Love bookmarks.

Least favorite book you've read this year? Still reading, Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Favorite book you've read this year? Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

When do you do most of your reading? Since I listen to books and I live 45 miles away from town, I listen in the most in my car.

Favorite place to read? In bed.

Favorite genre? Definitely sexy romance. Time or place doesn’t matter.

Do you loan your books? Not really. You would have to be a very, very special person and there would be conditions attached, maybe money involved.

Favorite book to recommend? The Haunted Mesa by Louis L ‘Amour

How do you keep your books organized? By type; cooking, spiritual, western, kind of like a book store.

Re-reader or not? I’ve been known to re-read. It depends on the book. Sometimes once is enough.

What would make you not finish a book? Can’t say as I’ve never not finished a book. If I can make it through Atlas Shrugged, I can make it through anything.

Keep books or give them away? That depends on how much I liked the book. I try to recycle.


Ten years after the death of her husband and young son, Marie Trousdale decides to move from Los Angeles, California to a small rural Oregon town and hires Wil Townsend, a local contractor, to build her dream home on property she inherited from her deceased husband.

Although they couldn’t be more different in every way possible the two fall in love. Things get complicated when Marie changes occupations. When she is put in danger, Wil must decide if his love is stronger than the differences that separate him from Marie.


And like the endless rush of rain flowing from the barn toward the ditch, he opened up to her. He told her the whole sorry tale of falling in love, getting Maggie pregnant, getting married, having Duke, and being abandoned by Maggie. He ended with the phone call from Maggie’s mother and the news of her death.

He said it without emotion. It was almost as if he was describing someone else’s life. His story filled Marie with such sorrow. How could a mother desert her own child? How could she throw away such a precious gift? And poor Wil…to have lived through that pain. No wonder he was so afraid to love again. She wanted to reach out to him and comfort him. She wanted to tell him that she would never hurt him, if he would only give her the chance. Instead, she just sat there, stunned in amazement. The only thing she could say was, “I’m sorry.”


E.M. Bannock was born in 1950 and grew up in the Detroit suburbs. Her love for writing began during high school where she excelled in writing short stories and poetry. Born with the wanderlust, she found herself in Los Angeles, an exciting place to be in the early 70’s, and E.M. experienced all that it had to offer. It was here she met her husband. She has lived in California, Oregon, Alaska, Florida, and Wyoming, where she now lives with her husband, son, daughter-in-law, grandson and a menagerie of cats, dogs, chickens, and horses.

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Great excerpt & awesome giveaway :)